The recruitment season is back! The College Football team’s early signing period begins today for the 2021 semester, and Syracuse Orange is adding new recruits starting Wednesday (through Friday). Since every player signs on the dotted line, we are posting profiles here on TNIAAM. Next up is Malik Matthew, full-back from the Bronx, top 5 recruiter from New York.
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hometown: Bronx, New York
Previous school: Herbert Liman
statistics: 6’3 “, 210 lbs.
Commitment date: May 22, 2020
position: Full back
Ratings: 3 stars all the way.
Other offers: Malik was getting looks from British Columbia, University of New Jersey, Temple, Buffalo, Kent State, and Temple.
Expected Dino Title: Bronx Prowler
Player breakdown: At first glance, Malik looks like a Babers back: athletic, lightweight and compact, but he makes up for it with length and bang. While playing mid-back, Matthews demonstrated the ability to blast into the background, even after waiting for a read on option or wrong steering operation. This kind of lateral pacing would be crucial in 3-3-5, especially if he played in the outdoor roles. (He played as a full-back while in high school.) Linebacker is a busy hub for Syracuse at the moment, which he plays for Matthews: another 10-15 pounds would make him the perfect size to make better use of his flare and inclination to go into big play.